NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

80 %
191 %
138% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

87 FPS
259 FPS
172 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

76 FPS
144 FPS
68 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

59 FPS
195 FPS
136 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

61 FPS
113 FPS
52 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

357% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

282% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

98% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

159% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score


Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,607 MHz
17% slightly higher core clock speed
1,370 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,733 MHz
4% slightly higher boost clock speed
1,665 MHz


Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

8 GiB
12 GiB
49% significantly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

256 Bit
384 Bit
49% significantly larger memory bus width

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

320 GB/s
912 GB/s
184% significantly higher memory bandwidth


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

180 W
94% significantly lower TDP
350 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

111 Gigapixels/s
187 Gigapixels/s
68% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

277 Gigatexels/s
533 Gigatexels/s
92% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

284% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

300% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

100% significantly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

75% significantly more render output processors

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

42nd of 536
6th of 536

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2016
May 2021

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported


OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported


GeForce GTX 1080 vs GeForce RTX 3080 Ti specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU is faster than the GeForce GTX 1080 in gaming.

In our comparison, the GeForce GTX 1080 has a slightly higher core clock speed. The core clock speed (or base speed) is the frequency at which the GPU core runs. This metric makes sense when comparing GPUs of a similar architecture or generation. In addition, the GeForce GTX 1080 also has a slightly higher boost clock speed: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery and thermals allow.

Next up, in terms of GPU memory, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti has significantly more memory with 12 GiB of memory compared to 8 GiB. Memory size doesn't directly affect performance, but too little memory will certainly degrade gaming performance.

In addition, the GeForce GTX 1080 has a significantly lower TDP at 180 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti at 350 W. Heat output doesn't match power consumption directly but, it's a good estimate.

In conclusion, all specs and GPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti over the GeForce GTX 1080.


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